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#Father's Rights

# fathers-rights - Saturday 23 December, 2017

Separated father: 'I will spend Christmas on my own, not seeing my children'

As my legal team told me at the time of the separation, this is what I signed up for when I got married. Unfortunately nobody told me that before I signed the marriage register.

# fathers-rights - Sunday 29 January, 2017

'I witnessed abominable prejudice and abuse in the family courts. I had to keep fighting for my kids'

Divorced dads have a legal right to their kids, but the emotional maelstrom of marital breakdown and a family court system that favours mothers means it doesn’t always happen.

# fathers-rights - Saturday 19 November, 2016

Dispossessed dads: ‘Fathers are second-class parents and given limited access to children’

Separated dads are getting a raw deal when it comes to custody arrangements and it’s hurting children most, writes Dr Roisin O’Shea.

# fathers-rights - Sunday 14 February, 2016

Fathers have rights and they just got a lot stronger this year

There’s been a radical overhaul of father’s rights in areas of access, custody and guardianship.

# fathers-rights - Friday 20 March, 2015

The rights of unmarried fathers are being changed – but is it enough?

Unmarried fathers in Ireland need greater clarity when it comes to their rights

# fathers-rights - Friday 18 July, 2014

Opinion: What will compulsory birth registration of unmarried fathers’ names mean for children?

A child has a right to the identity of both parents, and radical new legislation seeks to underline this.

# fathers-rights - Thursday 10 July, 2014

New law would make it complusory for fathers' names to be included on birth certs

The new Bill has been described as “the most important reform of family law for a generation”.

# fathers-rights - Thursday 16 January, 2014

Column: Tragic case of newborn boy highlights unmarried fathers' lack of rights

A Dublin hospital has secured a court order to withdraw life-support from a severely brain-damaged baby whose his young mother died after delivery. As the child’s parents were unmarried, the father was not deemed the legal guardian.

# fathers-rights - Monday 17 June, 2013

Fathers' rights group protests outside Taoiseach's home

The protesters said they were calling for transparency in family law courts in Ireland.

# fathers-rights - Thursday 13 June, 2013

Someone spraypainted a Father’s Day message on a portrait of the Queen

The 41-year-old man was arrested at Westminster Abbey over criminal damage to the portrait.

# fathers-rights - Monday 16 January, 2012

New law may make it compulsory to include father's name on birth cert

A review of Ireland’s civil registration acts may make it compulsory for both parents’ details to be included on birth certs.

# fathers-rights - Saturday 31 July, 2010

The Irish Times leads with the Central Bank’s predictions that the economy will grow by 2% in 2011, as published by the bank in its Quarterly Bulletin published yesterday.

Inside, it tells of how the Supreme Court has referred the issue of custody rights of unmarried fathers to the European Court of Justice, which is required to offer a clarification on some points in a case with potential ramifications for the rest of the continent.

As with many of the Irish papers, it also carries news of how an as-yet-unknown Kilkenny resident scooped €1m after winning the top prize in the monthly Prize Bond draw – with a bond bought in 1981.

The Times’ magazine profiles the Irish students enrolled at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, who tell the paper about their 80-hour weeks and lives on a shoestring.

In contrast to the Times’ good news, The Irish Independent leads with the growing pressure on Brian Lenihan to deliver another tough budget, with it interpreting the Central Bank’s report as saying that Lenihan’s own projections are too optimistic.

Inside, it carries news of how brothers Eddie and Kieran Ryan – who themselves were at the centre of a kidnapping claim in 2003 – were sentenced to a combined total of 14 years in jail for possession of a high-powered firearm yesterday.

The Weekend magazine asks whether Nikki Pelley can ever marry her her current partner, convicted wife-murderer Joe O’Reilly.

The Irish Examiner leads with the news that more and more people are volunteering as medical ‘guinea pigs’ and taking part in clinical drug trials – because they need the money during the recession.

It also tells that the body found in an Inniskeen bog – believed to be that of one of the IRA’s ‘disappeared’ victims – may take up to a month to identify.

Inside, it details how lawyers for the partner of Twink’s ex-husband told the High Court that the Sunday World took a picture of her and her child and printed it alongside a caption labelling the child a ‘bastard’ and her a ‘whore’.

The Star leads with news that Ronan Keating and his wife Yvonne are “a happy family again” after Yvonne forgave him for having a “fling” with a dancer.

Inside it tells how the various public events taking place over the Bank Holiday Weekend – like the games at the Aviva Stadium and Croke Park, and the the Galway Races and the Spraoí Festival in Waterford – will boost the Irish economy by €160m.

On its back page it carries a “Jack lash” from Kerry football coach Jack O’Connor who believes that the entire world is out to see the back of him and his Kerry team.

Abroad, The Guardian leads with the insistence of US defence secretary Robert Gates that WikiLeaks’ publication of Afghan war logs is a potentially serious breach of the country’s security.

The New York Times features an Indonesian model, singer and actress Julia Perez, who is turning her attentions to politics in frustration at her country’s political establishment.

And in Germany, Bild reports that a previously unknown bacterium in the Gulf of Mexico is helping to dissolve the remains of the oil spill after the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster.